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Good Morning Congress whiles away the hours and (Jays wilh a tilHr.ister. MORNING HERALD Weather Forecmt Cloudy anrt warmer, possibly ll*J<t rain Monday afternoon or ntffhd Colder Monday night. Tuesday generally fair and colder. VOL. XLII, NO. 14. BLUM SEEKS TO ORGANIZE NEW CABINET Vulerdlir'> Pre»« Hun 6,1160 HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND. MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 1938. )— Meant Associated Pr«M Bonnet, Radical-Socialist, Is Forced to Give Up Task ARSENAL IS FOUND IN AN APARTMENT Blum Asked to Become Premier After a Talk with President Paris, Jan. 16 (/P) — Leon Blum, leader of the dominant. Socialist party, today accepted the task of forming a government after he had blocked the efforts of Georges Bonnet to end France's three-day-old cabinet crisis. Blum, who headed France's first People's Front government, was called in by President Albert Le- Tirnn immediately after Bonnet, Radical-Socialist financier and diplomat, had been forced by Socialist opposition to give up tbe task. I.ebrun assigned the difficult job to Blum after an afternoon of rapid political maneuvering. The President conferred wilh the Socialist Iliree times before definitely asking him to become Premier once again. During the developing crisis government agents intensified their investigation of the secret Committee for Revolutionary Action. One arsenal was discovered in an apartment near the St. Lazare railroad station in which were cached three machine guns, 3fi sub-machine- guns, 56 rilles, 20 cases of grenades sud 20,000 cartridges. Bonnet's renunciation opened tlie way for Lebruu to offer the Socialists a chance to end the three-day crisis by reforming the serious!}) damaged coalition of the Communist, Socialist and Radical-Socialist parties Info a new People's Front government. readers of the Radical-Socialists, second largest parly in the Chamber of Deputies, had warned Bonnet that continued attempts to create a cabinet with. Socialist support would break completely the People's Front and arouse a grave threat for the future. Blum became Premier in June, 1936, and held office for a year. He was forced out. when the Senate refused him decree powers to deal with a financial crisis. Tbe same linaucial crisis, aggravated by labor troubles and attacks on French prestige abroad, brought the downfall of Camille Chautemps, Radical-Socialist, head of Hie second People's Front government, early Friday. Robbery Reports Made to Officers Two robberies were reported to .city police over the'-week-end. Robbers broke open a pinball machine in the Palace bowling alleys, South Potomac street, and look the contents of about $60 in nickels. Some cigarettes also were taken from a showcase. Investigation by Detective Peters and Patrolman Crist showed that the robbers broke down a rear door. Railey's store. Jefferson and Vista streets, also was entered through a rear window. In addition fn the money, the robbers also took several knives. End OE Filibuster Sought By Leaders Night Sessions Threatened to Break Debate on Anti- Lynching Bill—President Ready to Send Big Navy Program to Congress Washington, Jan. 16 (#>>—Ad- miuislralion men hinted today that they would put extreme pressure on the Senate to end the prolonged filibuster against the anti-lynching bill during the coming week and get on with President Roosevelt's program. Some Senators who preferred not to be quoted by name said that night sessions—the leadership's major weapon against a filibuster—would b,e ordered. They predicled a "showdown," in which ihe. anti-lynch bill either would he shelved or passed, by next weekend. However, majority leader Barkley declined to commit himself. Asked if he had decided on night sessions, he said, "not definitely." "The Administration is not taking sides." Barkley said, "but of course we don't want ihe Senate tied up indefinitely." Tomorrow will he the lenlh day of debate on the measure. Southerners, fighting 11 bitterly, have prolonged debate in Ihe hope that pressure for action on other legislation would force advocates of the anti-lynch bill to consent that it he shelved. The bill, by Senators Van Nuys (D., Ind.) and Wagner (D., N. Y.). would make it a Federal offense for an officer to fail to use all "proper diligence" in prolecting a prisoner from mob violence. Proponents claimed more than 70 S'en- ate votes at the start of the discussion, but opponents contend they have picked up several votes since then. The President's government reorganization bill is on Ihe Senate calendar for consideration after the anti-lynch measure is out of the way. There are Indications also that the Senate appropriations committee may send the independent offices appropriation bill to the chamber early in the week. A sub-committee considered the bill yesterday. Chairman Glass (D., Vs.) said it struck out authority for Ihe President to veto or reduce individual items in appropriation bills. The Presidential power was writ- Inn inlo the bill last week by the, House. The full committee will consider the sub-committee's action lomorrow. Olher Senalt 1 coinmiUees also will be busy. The judiciary com- miltee is scheduled to consider procedure concerning the noinina- , lion of Solicitor General Stanley | Reed to be an associate justice of Ihe Supreme Court, replacing conservative Justice George Sutherland, whose retirement is effective at midnight tomorrow. Chairman Ashurst (U., Ariz.) has announced he favored public hearings on the nomination. There is general expectation In Ihe capital lhat Reed's nomination will be confirmed by the Senale within a week or so. The special committee studying unemployment will hear municipal and slale officials. Those expected to testify tomorrow include Mayors Fiorello La Guardia of New York. Harold Burton of Cleveland and Angelo Rossi of San Francisco. House Speaker Bankhead said he was hopeful the chamber would] reach the naval appropriations bill] lale Tuesday or Wednesday. That bill is understood to provide for a start on construction of 22 new vessels. WOMAN HELD AFTER FRIEND FOUND KILLED Detroit Real Estate Dealer Accused of Slaying Associate PRISONER TAKEN TO SCENE BY OFFICERS Warrant Charging First Degree Murder Recommended Detroit, Jan. 16 (/P)—Assistant Prosecutor William E. Dowling said tonight he would recommend a warrant charging Mrs. Julia M. Barker, once wealthy Detroit real! PICKET HIRED TO PICKET A PICKET St. Louis, Jan. 16 (ff)— Mr«. Anthonk Sarkis, owner of » linoleum firm, was Irked when the union placed a picket on duty In front of her store. So she hired her own picket to picket the picket. All day yesterday a buxom Negro woman, wearing a bright flowered dress and red checked smock and carrying a large bou* quet of flowers and a "just married" sign, walked placidly be* side the man, who carried an umbrella for the Linoleum Lay* era' union. He did not appear at all perturbed. HEAVY DAMAGE IS (AUSEDBY GALES Winds of Hurricane Force Buffet the British Isles London. Jan. 16 (ff)— Gales which had buffeted the British Isles with hurricane force at limes over Ihe week-end subsided appreciably tonight, leaving at least ten persons Father and Four Children Perish dead damn The storm, ESCAPED PRISONER SEIZED BY POLICE "Opera Bandit" Who Fle'd from Penal Farm Is Arrested John E. Carson, convict who escaped from the Slale Peiiill Farm iit Ho.vbury last November, was captured early Saturday uiglit by several Baltimore county police id widespread property i who rushed a shore house on Hack iver ami discovered the "opera worst in many years, had taken ft toll of lives and properly which could not be estl- liandit" hiding behind a divan. The gangster was returned lo the Maryland Slate Penitentiary mated fully, at once. j in Baltimore and ordered kept in a Battered ships reaching port re- 1 segregation second of the prison. " ------ ' ....... ' — ' " ..... " ° "«--" estate dealer, with first degree murder for the shooting of her friend and associate, Mrs. Edith Mae Cummings. Dowling's statement was made after Mrs. Barker was taken by automobile to the snow-filled country ravine near Belleville, Mich., where Mrs. Cumniings' body was found yesterday, a fatal gunshot wound in the upper left leg, A thousand curious persons tramped up and down the nearby hills and many pressed about tbe sheriff's car carrying the plump, 38-year-old Mrs. Barker , as it stopped. The woman, who surrendered at Ihe prosecutor's office three hours after her associate's body was found, slumped in a rear sent and covered her head with a blanket. She refused to emerge. After deputies' efforts to disperse the crowd failed, she was returned to the Wayne county jail here. The calm she displayed at her surrender yesterday was gone. Jail attendants said she wept frequently, ate little. Authorities took Mrs. Cummiiigs' two sous. Thomas ami Robert, to see Mrs. Barker in her cell. Thomas wept as he left, and said, "All she could say was, 'I'm sorry about Ihe whole affair'." i Prosecutor Duncan C. McCrea: said Mrs. Barker first admitted she shot Mrs. Cummings afler "a little] argument over n minor matter." then asserted she couldn't remember having the gun or shoollng It. The I wo women were co-defendants, with three men. on a Fayette county, Kentucky, indictment charging conspiracy in a ?4U.OO() alleged swindle involving Michigan properly represented to purchasers us "going lo be bought by Henry! Ford." ported men washed overboard or injured fighting the tremendous seas. Incoming sailors described waves towering 70 to 80 feet. Though the storm abated inland, there still was anxiety for numerous small crnft which had nol been Superintendent Harold E. Donnell said Carson would be questioned concerning the kidnaping of John i C. Gouldman from a Washington parking lot last November 10. The officers went to a house j uu» BUI*., u,,,., ^ .along Ihe Back river shore front heard from for several days in the where Carson was reported hiding English Channel and British Isles quickly surrounded the. place and •losed in before Ihe convict could make ail effort to English Channel and Irish Sen. ( A coast watchman said he saw j arm himself an unidentified steamship strike a j escape. rock and founded off anglesey. A| When the county officers broke lifeboat found nothing at the scene, j into a living room, one of them saw The sleamer Copeland reached Carson behind tbe couch, and he •-< was ordered lo come out of hiding with his hands in the air. John Treadway, a guard of Ihe penal farm, identified Carson as the man mountainous deckhand harbor to report waves had carried overboard. The destroyer Wolverine started on a 300-mile race from Plymouth to aid Ihe gale-battered Admiralty oil tanker, War Bahadur, which sent an emergency message for help. The ianker wirelessed the Atlantic storm had swept away her bridge and lifeboats. Franklin, N. J., Jan. lli (ff) — A father and four children "were burned lo death last night in a fire that all hut destroyed their two- slory frame house. The bodies •were charred beyond recognition. The five were trapped in their bedrooms shortly after going to bed nl !):30. Police Chief Herbert C. Irons said the fire was probably caused by an overliealod wood slove in Ihe kitchen. The dead: James W. Congleloii, 7(i: Lucy Winifred, 14; Ulsie Marie, 12; Sadie M., fl; Paul Leonard, (i. The molhor and two other children were away visiting at Ihe time iif Ihe fire. A passerby, I'olnr Ti.uriiuico, 26. was Ihe first to discover tho fire. His face and hair were badly slngrd as he attempted lo enlor Ihe house 111 rough a first floor whidnw. MANY CHILD WEDDINGS | Charleston, W. Vs., Jan. 16 (ff)— j Child marriages are nothing new to West Virginia—71 girls between 10 and 14 became mothers in 1935, last year for which statistics are j wilh ^the police after available. CELEBRATE ANNIVERSARY Havre dc flraco. lid., Jan. 1(i (ff) —Robert ('.. (liimbrill, retired lex- '.lie manufacturer, niul his wlfn, Ihe tonner Mary C. Conner of Wusll- Inglon, celebrated Ihi'lr sixtieth irmldlng anniversary loday, holding open house for their friends. FORMER JURIST DIES Los Angeles, Jan. Ifi (/[>)--Georgo ?. Talhpt, 79, former chlof jtisllce tf the Nevada supremo court, dlod lore Inrlny of Injuries siiBlnlned (atiiriln.v night when he fell ou ». Suspect Grilled , in Slaying Probe Now 'York" Jan. 16 (/P)—Inspector Harold li. King of n > 6 Nassau counly police, said lonlght that John Reo, 39, a Lynilhnrsl, N. J., molal lather, had been picked up in New York (or qnesllonlng In conneclloii wilh Ibe "motiveless" murder of Iwo LOUR Island women. Ills announcement followed an alarm broadcast lo police of I'Mor- Ida, uprlhern Ohio, and upslalo New York to watch for lieo, who. Inspector King said, had been sotiRht for* uiio.slloning following I hit slaying of I'.l-yoar-old Jeanne. Sclmellain and Mrs. Lenida Wallc, Gil, at Klmonl, Long Island. Police ballistic experts studied slugs from a .32 calibre revolver Bred by Tleo 111 target practice near (he gasoline lining slnllon he operated last year »l. Lynhurst, and compared Inem wtlh one of the ,33 calibre ulnga round on the who had escaped in company with Irvin I.imper, the so-called "serial" bandit. The two convicts got away by walking down a dormitory, then passing through a room of a. night watchman who was not there and leaving by an unbarren window. Carson, who is 2S years old and who formerly lived at, Kssex, was one of the bandits who held up C. Wilbur Miller's opera party in Green Spring Valley in 1S131 and robbed guests of $50,000 in jewels. I.lmper, 33, a one-lime marine, was captured iu lfl.10 in a gnu battle robbery in a Baltimore, street restaliranl. He was shot during an attempted es cape from the Penitentiary in 11131. OFFICERS ELECTED Westminster, Md., .Ian. 16.(/P)— Carroll county Republicans have completed their election year organization. Stanford L. lloff, Westminster attorney, was elected president of the county Republican League; J'reslou Myers, Union- lown, first vlce-prcslilnnl; Carl Snillli, Tlampslpad, second vice- president; Donald ('. Hponsellor, Wnslmlnstor, secretary; and Rolv erf Biirdftllp, Mount Airy, II-MS- uror. TRAFFIC DISRUPTED Canloii, Jan. II! (/P)—Klfly Japanese bombliiK planes disrupted Canton's railway traffic over iho week-end by Intensified assaults, especially' on the Canton-Hankow line. Trains from Hankow were held up for 24 hours while workmen repaired bridges, Irestlcs and trackage. A Irnln for Hongkong WB« rtelnyAri for 10 hours, Cnnlon SPURIOUS NOTES SEIZED San Jose, Calif., Jan. 16. (ff). — Officers seized $100,000 in spurious notes In a raid here today, arrested four men, and broke what they said was a counterfeit ring operating on a naliou wide basis. Jailed on open charges by Federal agents and local police were Samuel Bougiorno. IS: Joseph Merino, •1-1; Joseph Leonardo. 44; Felice Saia. 47. Youth Shot Dead in Roadside Fight Ml. Vernon, 0., Jan. 16 Kdison Watts, 19, ot near Galena, O., was killed today and Deputy Sheriff Oliver Walker received flesh wounds in a roadside gun battle. Walls was shot, in the abdomen by Sheriff Ulj'de Biggs who said ihe youth, who had been walking along the highway, opened fire on Waiker wilh a .25 calibre auto- malic pistol as Ihe officer slepned from an aulomobilc. Walker, wounded iu the hip, fired back. Sheriff BiRgs shot once at the youth. Biggs said Walter Lehman, 17, of Galena, a companion of the dead youth, told him thev had robbed a Delaware, O., grocery of ?•(? a few hours before the shooting. Lehman, who was unarmed, is beinfr held on an open charge, Sheriff Biggs said. NO OPPOSITION TO RED NOMINATION Confirmation of Solicitor General Is Expected Promptly Washington, Jan. Hi (/P)—Ad- mmislnilioij leaders predicted tonight that Urn. Senate would confirm promptly and overwhelmingly President Roosevelt's appointment oC Solicitor General Stanley Reed to he a justice of the Supreme Court. They said no voice had been raised in disapproval, and (hat unless opposition . developed unexpectedly the nomination probably would he approved by the end of the week. In that case, (lie 53-year-old Ken- luckian would be eligible to take his seat on the bench on January ;tl. The court will adjourn tomorrow until that date. Reed was named to succeed 75- year old Justice George Sutherland, who will retire from the court tomorrow. Although the Senate judiciary committee is expected to hold hearings on the Reed appointment, Administration men said they will call the committee together tomorrow to name a snb-commiftee, headed by Senator Logan (D., Ky.) to consider the nomination. Ashnrst said any persons wishing to testify would be given an opportunity. The committee members, he said, would have an opportunity to question Reed if they desired. Reed is the second nominee of Mr. Roosevelt to the high tribunal since Ihe President's unsuccessful attempt to reorganize Ihe court. Justice Hugo L. Black was named after Justice Willis Van Deranter announced liis decision to retire last summer. Republican members of Congress joined Democrals in approving- selection of Reed. Senator Capper (R., Kans.) said the President "could not have found a bel- ter man for. the place." Senator Barkley, of Kentucky, the majority leader, said the nomination was a "fitting climax lo a distinguished career. 1 ' Jurist Frowns on Youthful Romance HOPEFUL OF RENEWAL Piltslliirgh, Jan. II!, (/P).—Philip Murray, chairman ot I be 0. I. O. Sleel Workers Orfauizlug Committee declared loday be was "hopeful" of renewing labor contracts In Ihe, steel Induslry. Addressing some. 000 sleel workers In suburban Homestead lht! SVVOC head asserted "I am nuile sure— and at least I -.m hopeful—lhat * * * we may be. able lo renew contracts wilh those sleel companies." SEVEN KILLED Alluhbad, India, Jim, 111 (/!>)— Seven persons were killed tuul tlf- le.en Injured loday tu a collision between Ihe Citlculla-nehli Kx- press and a freight train at Bam- ranll near here, DIES OF INJURIES Hiiltlmore, .Inn. Iti, (ff>).—Janms Woods riled Indny ot Injuries nnf- fercd when struck by an automobile Miami, Fla.. Jan. 16, (#>).—.7live"- uile Court Judge W. 7-1. Beckham fixed a slern frown upon the grade .school romance of Kdwina 7veyser. IS. and Lowell Must, 14. of Bremen, Ind. Tile youngsters drove to Miami last week in the ear of the girl's father. The parenU came here for them and offered forgiveness ."if Ihe children have learned their lesson." But Judge Beckham lectured the children and their parents as he save custody of the youngsters back to Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Keyser and Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Mast. He said the romance should be broken np, the children should be taken out of the slale in different cars and by different routes, and in Indiana they should be, placed In different schools anil not permitted to see each other. CREDIT ASS 7 N WILL MEET IN FREDERICK Frederick, Md., Jan. 16 (ff)— About 400 farmer members of the Frederick Production Credll Association from Frederick, Carroll, Washington, and Montgomery counties are expected 10 a I tend the annual stockholders meeting of the association here nexl Thursday. Thomas C. 7")arby Is president of Ihe orgaiii/.alioii. Principal speakers HI. the meeting will be M. 0. Wilson, president of Ibe Baltimore Production Credit Corp., and Dr. Thomas B. Symons, director of the. Kxlensloll Service of Hie Unlverslly of Maryland. ACCUSED OF ASSAULT O|ha Madden, 48, colored, Bloom alley, was arrested last night by Patrolmen Hikle and MaugaiiH on a charge of assaulting Howard Francis, 38, also colored. Madden la alleged to have slushed Ihe other negro with a razor. LEAVES HOSPITAL Joseph nnnowltz, manager ot the Olaut slore, who was Injured In nn automobile accident on Ilio (ireen- cflKllo pike about Iwn weeks ago, w»« riisclinrged from Iho Washington cpupity. HoepHul Sonja Henie Gets a Medal Japanese Are Reported to Hare Suffered Heavy Losses FOREIGNERS SEEK ACTION ON MARKET Tlie Norwegian,minister to the United States, Mutithe do Morgenstlerne, s sliown pinning the medal of. the Order of St. Olaf on Sonja Henie, ictress find skating champion, for "her contribution to the arts and better mderstanding between America and Norway." The order is the highest the King of Norway can bestow. CONGRESS AWAITS BUSINESS MESSAGE Roosevelt Document Considered Most Significant of Session Washington, Jan. 36 (ff)— Circumstances are combining to make 7'resldent Roosevelt's forthcoming message to Congress on "reconstruction" ot business control laws appear likely to be the most sig- niflcanl of the session. The President's sweeping condemnation of holding companies at a press conference last week increased interest in the communication. There is widespread speculation »s to whether it may amplify his views on that subject and clarify other Administration policies toward business. Mr. Roosevelt has not disclosed when the message will be delivered. Even if It does not urge any such sweeping elimination of banking and other holding companie as the President favored in hi, talk with reporters, it is expected generally to provide the pal tern for business control issues in both Congressional campaigning Ihh year and the 1940 Presidenlia contest. Some well informed persons doubt that the President's comment on holding companies was a carefully-timed utterance, aimed at paving tlie way to Ihe message on monopoly and other "harmful" business practices. Tbe President was answering repeated requests for his reaction to the memorandum submitted to him by Wendell L. WHlMe, Southern Utility official, following a White House conference last, November. That document had been mislaid or referred by the White Mouse to HEIRESS TO MOVE TO END MARRIAGE Ann Cooper Hewitt Gay Returns Engagement. Ring San Fra.ncisco, Jan. 16, (/?)•— Heiress Ann Cooper Hewitt Gay •eturned her diamond engagement •ing today to her husband, Donald aay, from whom she has separated, and announced she would move Immediately lo end their marriage. Ann sent the ring by messenger to Gay, 34-year-old garage foreman, who has relnrned to his mother's home in Oakland. She said the ring "was nn heirloom which Hon ale prized—It had belonged to his moflier." The wedding ring she kept. "I paid for it," she explained. The young woman, whose name blazed across front pages in 1935 when . she filed a ?500,000 suit against her molller and two San Francisco physicians charging they had tricked her into a sterilization operation, said she would consult her attorney tomorrow. She said she probably would seek an annulment "and if I can't get a n annulment I shall sue for divorce.' Miss Hewitt and Gay were married in Grants Pass, Ore., three months ago. They separated last week. Friends attributed theii estrangement to "too much interference on the part of certain friends on both sides." Tlie physicians accused in Ann's suit were exonerated of her charg es Her motber has not been brought to (rial. JUSTICE CLINGAN ILL (Continued on Page 10) Two Fatally Hurt in Capital Crash Washington, Jan. 16 (JPf—An au- lomobile-strpet car collision killed two persons early Inday and injured a (bird. Bailey E. Clark, former big league baseball player with the Boston Braves, SI. Louis Cardinals and SI. Louis Browns, died instantly. A companion. Lucy 7Celchum, 26, employee of the Federal 7Iousing Administration, died several hours later. She came to Washington from Wayne, W. Va. Helen Evans, 22, of Salt Lake City, also employed by the Federal Housing Administration, suffered a broken collar bone. Robert S. Clingan, 71, Justice of Ihe Peace at Boonsboro, is ser ously ill at the Washington County Hospital. He was in a coma last night. RESOLUTION ADOPTED London, Jan. 16 (#>) — British Jews today adopted a resolution asking the government ,to solve the problem of Ihe Jewish-Arab conflict In Palestine by creating a "Jewish dominion within the British com monwealth of nations."' SINGLE COPY, 2 CENTS. CHINESE ARMY FORCES JAPS INTO RETREAT Nipponese Gird for Long War; Want to Pacify the Orient Shangkhan, Jan. 17 (Monday) (VP)—The Chinese Eighth Army, organized from once outlawed Communist units to ihallenge Japan's North China conquest, was reported today to have inflicted heavy losses on the Japanese in central Shansi province. Chinese sources said the Japanese attacked 50 miles south of the provisional capital, Taiyuan, but encountered a withering opposilion and were forced into a costly retreat. The strength of the one-limn Communist irregulars harassing the Japanese in North China has been estimated at 100.000 nWn, reported now finder command' of General Ghu Teh, who gained a reputation as a military genius for his leadership of 1 the Communists. Meanwhile, foreign importers In this Japanese • dominated trade gateway to China sought action from their governments to iron out a customs inequality they feared would wreck their markets. Japanese imports are duty-free. U. S. Cruiser Arrives The United States cruiser Marblehead steamed into the North China port of Chefoo last night to protect the lives and property of 55 American adults and 27 children after a Saturday uprising of several hundred members of the peace preservation corps and police of the Chinese-controlled city. A Chinese businessman had been killed, a Chinese boy wounded, a bank looted and an $18,000 ransoni_ collected for the return of the chairman of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce. The foreign residential area was not touched by the rioting and scattered gunfire. A Shanghai terrorist last night threw,a bomb into the offices of the Ifwa Mei Wan Pao. a Chinese, language newspaper. The plant is registered as American property with H. P. Mills of New Orleans as the publisher. Japanese and other shippers announced they would resume commerce with Shanghai in the 1m- mediale future but as Ihe customs situation stood, all but Japanese importers would he compelled to observe the usual regulations to pay duties. Foreign officials, however, expected a Japanese announcement within a few days on the future of the customs administration, despite Ihe fact that negotiations here between Japanese and foreign consuls remained deadlocked and the stains of similar talks at Tokyo were undisclosed. "Pacification" Sought Tokyo, Jan. 16 (IP) —Japan was reported today to be carrying out a major readjustment of her diplomatic policy toward the United Stales and other world powers along the lines, of her proclaimed (Continued on Page 10) STOLEN CHICKENS FOUND BY OFFICERS Two bags of Rhode Island red chickens, almost frozen, were found the 7). and O. tracks near tlaplaml yesterday. The chickens, slolen Thursday night from Ihe property of Russell Klgenhrnde, Gaplaud, were Identified hy Ihe owner at the Washing- Ion County Jail. Harry Crowl made Ihe-discovery and Immediately notified sheriff's officers who rushed lo the scene. JURY TO CONVENE The coroner's Jnr.y In the Anlcetg Verna case will convene this morn- Ing before Magistrate C. Edward Heard and hear testimony in the accident which resulted In the death of (ho Italian worker on Virginia avenue about 10 days «(!<>• Vernn wan struck hy an automobile while engaged in Installing a water meter, HOLDING COMPANY ABOLITION IS NOT LIKELY, LEADERS SAY Administration Supporters Think Roosevelt Program Should Be Limited to Banking, Utilities and Insurance-—Na Acton Expected Washington, Jan. 16, : (ff).—Some Administration leaders in Congress expressed belief today that, it would bo impossible to carry out President Roosevelt's Idea that all hold- Ing companies should he abolished. One usually well informed Administration supporter said privately that he doubted any holding company legislation would be sought by the President at the present session. He pointed out that nn extensive Roosevelt program already was pending In Congress and that a new holding company bill might develop long drawn out controversy. Some other supporters of the President said they thought any legislation to abolish holding companies should apply only to those In the banking and , Insurance fields. In the utilities field, they said, it probably would be desirable to test the operation of the present holding company act for a year or so before new legislation wn« considered. Thn nxlstlnc law limits lo two the number of holding companies wht* c«n be MUMriwM* n • group of utility operating companies. Railroad holding companies now are being scrutinized by a special Senate investigating committee of which Senator Wheeler (D-Mont) U chairman.^ Several legislators expressed a disposition to. await the committee's recommendations before holding company legislation affecting railroads. These persons «ald it probably would be undesirable to prohibit "first degree" rail holding companies, because without these 't- would he difficult to carry out the government's railroad coordination policies. Senator Norrls (Ind-Neb), wh« has proposed that most holdlrif companies be taxed out of »il«t- ence, holds that it might be do- slrable to retain first degree com- panleH, or those which hold . ••• curlties In operating compMlM only. " Several Administration support-. eri expressed doubt ttat Mr, ROOM* velt had any linmodl«t« legtohUW In mind when he lot* hit prjlj conference lust wetfr 'hit !>««»• companies nhoiildjk sllmlntW* all HBM " "" "*^"

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